Closings and Benedictions for Worship

Closing words bring the service to an end and prepare people to return home. If the service has been thematically tied together, the words can be a summation, a parting thought, a final nugget for people to reflect on throughout the week.

Benediction comes from the Latin, to speak well or the good words, and are a final blessing on the community. Benedictions are a blessing: words of comfort, strength, and encouragement for the week to come.

Search Words for Worship Services

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  • Each of us ministers to a weary world (WorshipWeb)
    By Darcy Roake
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Challenge, Coming of Age, Commitment, Community Ministry Sunday, Empathy, Graduation Recognition, Healing, Justice, Justice Sunday, Purpose, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness
  • Fitted for This Day (WorshipWeb)
    By Kimberly Quinn Johnson 
    Tagged as: Commitment, Healing, Hope, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Purpose, Race/Ethnicity, Reconciliation, Responsibility, Unitarian Universalism
  • Go Forth in Simplicity (WorshipWeb)
    By Sam Trumbore
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Community, Compassion, Courage, Freedom, Healing, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Simplicity, Unitarian Universalism, Vision, Wisdom
  • Go In Peace, Seeking Justice (WorshipWeb)
    By Jim Magaw
    Tagged as: Activism, Challenge, Commitment, Community, Compassion, Courage, Humanism, Justice, Love, Peace, Secular, Service
  • Hands Touching Hands (WorshipWeb)
    By Matt Alspaugh
    Tagged as: Connections, Death, Memorial Services, Relationships
  • Hear the Angels Sing (WorshipWeb)
    By Tom Schade
    Tagged as: Awe, Beauty, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Love, Tradition, Wonder
  • Holy and Generous Love (WorshipWeb)
    By Elena Westbrook
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Courage, Hope, Justice, Love, Unitarian Universalism
  • Interfaith Benediction (WorshipWeb)
    By Gary Kowalski
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Class, Diversity, Economy, Interdependence, Service, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • Into the World Singing (WorshipWeb)
    By Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Arts & Music, Christianity, Compassion, Music Sunday, Transformation, Vision, Wholeness
  • Love Is Our Spirit (WorshipWeb)
    By Eric Williams
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Arts & Music, Love, Purpose, Service, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Worth